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Violent clashes inside Anantnag college
Teargassing, lathi-charge on protesting students
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SRINAGAR, Aug 23: Clashes occurred between students and police and security forces at boys degree college Khanabal in Anantnag district after police hoisted tricolour during a sports event in college campus. The protesting students set ablaze tent, pelted stones and the cops burst smoke shells and resorted to lathi-charge. Reports said that the hoisting of tricolour infuriated the students who objected the move. They set ablaze a tent and also...
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Abrogation of Art of 35-A will be disaster: Farooq
Majid Nabi
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: Opposition National Conference (NC) President and former Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah Wednesday asserted that abrogation of Article 35-A will not be less than a ‘disaster’ for the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. Addressing NC’s core group meeting at Nawai Subh here, Farooq said that the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh are duty bound to protect their rights and stand up against any move aimed at changing the demo...
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Principal attached; GCW Parade students call off protests
Andotra appointed as in-charge principal
Tilak Mehra
JAMMU, Aug 23: The agitating students of Government College for Women (GCW) Parade Wednesday called off their protest against alleged “harassment” and “imposition of dress code” after the Principal Prof Anita Sudan was attached with Director College Higher Education department till pending enquiry ordered by the department into the allegations. Geetanjali Andotra had been posted as incharge- principal of the college. Earlier, the college stude...
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Mobile phones recovered from Baramulla jail inmates
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: Twenty mobile phones and some incriminating material was allegedly recovered from the inmates of the Baramulla Jail in north Kashmir, officials said here today. “Police and jail authorities recovered 20 mobile phones and other incriminating material during a search at Baramulla jail,” a senior police officer said. He said a case has been registered in this regard and investigations are in progress. The officer did not give a...
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Kashmiri children given gun instead of pen under conspiracy: CM
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today said a “vicious atmosphere was created” in which “Kashmiri children have been given guns in hands instead of pens.” Speaking at a function in Kulgam, she said that in the whole world children are given pen and book in their hands, but unfortunately here an atmosphere was created wherein “our children have been given gun and stone in hands instead of pen and book.” She said that a gun costs...
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Article 35-A row
Separatists announce protest programme
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: The joint separatist leadership of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik today announced a protest programme on Article 35-A issue. They have called for a general strike on August 29 and a spontaneous agitation if supreme court passed any adverse orders against the Article during a hearing on that day. “Any meddling with state subject law is only aimed at changing the demography of Jammu Kashmir. ...
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Shah attacked in Delhi court lockup: DFP
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SRINAGAR, Aug 23: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) today said its detained chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah was today attacked by inmates in Patiala Court police lockup. He had to appear in the court of Siddharth Sharma. A party spokesperson in a statement said that Shah was brought from Tihar jail on Wednesday morning and was lodged in Patiala Court lockup room where other prisoners who were also to be produced before the court conspired to attack him...
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Shah's judicial custody extended
PL Uniyal
NEW DELHI, Aug 23: A court here on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of Kashmiri separatist leader Shabir Shah, arrested on charges of money laundering. Additional Sessions Judge Sidharth Sharma extended Shah's judicial custody till August 31. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Shah on July 25 on charges of money laundering in a case dating back to 2005 where the Delhi Police Special Cell arrested hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani...
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Geelani criticises mainstream politicians
Asks them to apologise and join separatist movement
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman Hurriyat Conference(G), today criticised the mainstream political parties in the state for their double standards on Article 370 and Article 35-A. Addressing the executive meeting of Hurriyat here, he alleged that these very parties have damaged the special status of Jammu and Kashmir in connivance with government of India and are planning to do the same right now. He asked Hurriyat leaders and...
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5 policemen injured in accident
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Aug 23: Five police men were injured when their vehicle met with an accident on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in south Kashmir district of Pulwama today, official sources said. They said the vehicle overturned at Chandpora, Pampore, resulting in injuries to five of them. The injured were admitted to Police Control Room (PCR) hospital in Srinagar. Their condition is said to be stable. Reports said that the police vehicle of dist...
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Flag meeting: India tells Pak to stop cross-border terrorism, infiltration
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POONCH, Aug 23: Army today yet again told the Pakistan Army to refrain from abetting cross-border terrorism and infiltration. Also, at a battalion commander-level flag meeting at Chakkan-Da-Bagh in the Poonch Sector at about 11 AM today, two sides agreed to exercise restraint along the 778-km Line of Control. They also decided to keep channels of communication open between local commanders. Official spokesman said, "In the 50-minute meeting h...
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Cop suspended for taking money from vendors
PRINCE JEHANGIR
BANIHAL, Aug 23: Taking cognizance to a viral video clip in which a cop is grabbing money from some roadside vendors in Bus Stand, police claimed to have registered a case against their own Head Constable, Ramban and issued suspension orders. As per details on August 22, 2017, a video clip of a drunken cop surfaced on different social network sites in which a cop was demanding and gathering money from two women roadside vendors in Ramban market...
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Rohingya Refugees challenge preventive detention
HC directs Jail authorities to provide access to relatives
JAMMU, Aug 23 (JNF): In three separate Habeas Corpus petitions filed by Burmese Rohingya Muslims, High Court (Jammu Wing) issued notices to Principal Secretary Home Department J&K Government, Director General of Police J&K, ADGP (CID) J&K, Director General (Prisons), District Magistrate Jammu, Senior Superintendent of Police Jammu and Superintendent District Jail Jammu, returnable in the week commencing September, 11, 2017. After hearing Advoca...
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Pak using India as excuse to support terrorist groups: US
WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Agencies): Pakistan is using a perceived threat of encirclement by India as an "excuse" to continue its support to terrorists, a Trump administration official has said, dismissing concerns over Indian development activities in the war-torn country. "What India is doing in Afghanistan is not a threat to Pakistan. They are not building military bases. They are not deploying troops," National Security Council (NSC) spokesman Mi...
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M Raju gets addl charge of CEO, SPV for Jammu
JAMMU, Aug 21: The state government today assigned charge of the Chief Executive Officer, Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), for Jammu and Kashmir regions. As per Government Order No.1080-GAD of 2017, Dated:21-08-2017, M Raju, IAS (JK:2005), Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, shall, in addition to his own duties, hold the charge of the post of Chief Executive Officer, Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), for Jammu City for implementation of Smar...
> Jitendra Kumar new SMVDSB CEO
> 5 Dy SP shifted
> HC dismisses plea against induction of 9 KPS in IPS
> Govt orders minor reshuffle in Adm
> Thick security blanket in Jammu for I-Day
 
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Mehbooba condemns killing of Hilal, Gowhar
SRINAGAR, Aug 19: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, has strongly condemned the killing of Hilal Ahmad Malik cable operator of Shopian and Gowhar Ahmad Dar of Urpora, Nagbal by unidentified gunmen. In a statement, the chief minister described the killings as unfortunate, inhuman and dastardly. She said violence has not achieved anything anywhere in the world and our record of past 30 years shows that it has only torn apart social fabric of the soci...
> Civil society criticises centre on Art 35-A issue
> KEA calls for shutdown on Article 35-A
> All political parties on same page on Art 35-A: Naeem
> CM condemns Parray’s killing
> Civil society plays important role: CM
 
 
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SC verdict on triple Talaq
There is a welcome ring to the Supreme Court verdict on instant triple Talaq as it has been appreciated across the board by women's groups, political groups as well as the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). The verdict is a crucial step towards women's equality and justice as enshrined in the Constitution as it does away with the barbaric, discriminatory, unconstitutional and un-Islamic practice of instant triple Talaq. The judgment i...
> Where are investors of Sahara?
> Another train tragedy
> Congress''non-existent' existential crisis? - By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
> Return of H1N1 virus
> Indo-Afghan trade corridor
 
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Row over Art 35A nearing flash point in Kashmir
Mohammad Sayeed Malik
'You have saved Kashmir for India'. That was how a greatly relieved Prime Minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru, instantly responded to the telephonic report flashed to him by his IB chief, BN Mullick, on January 4, 1964, that Prophet Mohammad's Holy (Hair) Relic stolen from Hazratbal shrine, Srinagar, had been recovered. Fifty-three years later, today, a similar situation, sparked by the furious controversy over the fate of Art 35A of the Constitution ...
> Cold Walls..! - By Robert Clements
> Farmers suicides soar on freedom anniversary - By Moin Qazi
> Be shy, yet sell well..! - By Robert Clements
> Need for PM to translate his words into action to solve Kashmir problem - By Brij Bhardwaj
> Creating history, through fiction..! - By Robert Clements
 
COLUMNIST READ MORE FROM THIS SECTION 
India at seventy: Are all citizens equal?
By Mridula Mukherjee
The celebrations of the seventieth anniversary of Independence Day and the seventy-fifth anniversary of the 'Quit India' Movement, within the same week, have brought with them a welcome focus and debate in the public domain on the core values that define the Indian Republic. Political leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to the democratic vision of the freedom struggle. The Prime Minister has included communalism as one of the scourges that ...
> India-China rivalry is spreading fast - By Barun Das Gupta
> Cheap drugs…nowhere! - By S Mukhtar
> Ansari's timing may be wrong, but he wasn't talking about 'petty matters' - By S.I.H.Kazmi
> Communal Harmony: The dilemma of a Muslim in India - By Moin Qazi
> Crime continues to grow despite tough games - By Yashwardhan Joshi
 
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Revenue-stamps
Dear Editor, Presently revenue-stamp worth rupee one is required for receipts of amounts over a specified limit which is now rupees 5000 even though payment is made through banks. This is also a useless colonial practice which needs to be altogether abolished. Rather signed receipts become useless in case gumming of revenue-stamps is not proper, because major portion of signature vanishes in case poorly gummed revenue-stamp is somehow removed f...
> Addiction of Junk food
> Justice with 429 KAS Aspirants
> Adopt metric-system of medicines
> Aadhar system: Intellectual anarchy
> Revenue-stamps
 
 
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Prabhu offers to quit over train accidents; Modi asks him to wait
NEW DELHI, Aug 23 (Agencies): Anguished and 'pained' over recent train accidents in Uttar Pradesh, Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday offered to quit from his post of Railway Minister. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, however, “asked him to wait.” In a series of tweet, Prabhu wrote, “I am extremely pained by the unfortunate accidents, injuries to passengers and loss of precious lives. It has caused me deep anguish. “I met the Hon'ble Prime Minister @nare...
> Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani appointed new Railway Board chairman
> Lt Col Purohit released from Taloja Jail
> Delhi HC seeks Kejriwal's response on false affidavit
> 10 coaches of Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derails in UP, at least 80 injured
> Shiv Sena equates Nayapadmasagarji Maharaj with Zakir Naik, says Jain Muni communalised Mira-Bhayander polls
 
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Nikki says Trump had to put pressure on India for Afghanistan role
WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (Agencies): US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said on Tuesday the Trump administration had to put pressure on India to step up its role in bringing about a political solution to end the prolonged war in Afghanistan. Her comments came as Trump unveiled his new Afghan strategy retracting from his initial instinct to pull out from Afghanistan. Instead, the US president said, the American troops will "fight to win" the 16-year-...
> Angry Pakistanis lash out after US condemnation
> Hafiz Saeed's political outfit Milli Muslim League announces creation of Islamic State in Pakistan
> China blames Indian troops for Pangong Lake incident in Ladakh
> Bangladesh sends back Rohingya boat carrying injured
> Imran Khan's party challenges nomination of Sharif's wife
 
 
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Water sports create awareness among youth about importance of water bodies: Bukhari
SRINAGAR, Aug 21: Minister for Horticulture, Syed Basharat Bukhari today said that events like water sports create awareness among the younger generation about the importance of water bodies, besides enhancing individual’s physical and mental fitness. The Minster was speaking at a flag-off ceremony of annual Dal swim mega event organized by a private school Tyndale Biscoe here. The Minister appreciated the school management for organizing the ...
> Aman nominated national basketball selector
> Sopore police organizes sports fest
> Kashmir Division dominates in carom event
> Sri Lanka's 4-5 players approached for World XI series in Pakistan
> Mehbooba felicitates young Everest conquerors
 
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Govt raises OBC creamy layer ceiling, panel to work out sub-categorisation
NEW DELHI, Aug 23 (Agencies): The government on Wednesday raised the creamy layer ceiling by Rs 2 lakh and announced setting up of a commission to work out sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for a "more equitable distribution of reservation benefits". Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said after a cabinet meeting here that OBC families earning up to Rs 8 lakh per annum will not be considered in the creamy layer. Earlier, ...
> RBI to issue Rs 200 notes: Finance Ministry
> Defence firms eye billion-dollar chance for 'Made in India'
> Insurance Federation discusses GST related issues with Dr Jitendra
> Aadhaar Card: Here's how to verify your email address, mobile number
> CBSE issues circular to schools, internet usage to be monitored
 
 
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